why does "help(import)" not work?

Paul Rudin paul.nospam at rudin.co.uk
Fri Nov 6 11:49:17 CET 2009


"Robert P. J. Day" <rpjday at crashcourse.ca> writes:

> On Fri, 6 Nov 2009, Brian Quinlan wrote:
>
>> Hi Robert,
>>
>> help() is just a regular function that must be called with correct
>> Python syntax and the import keyword is not allowed in an argument
>> list.
>>
>> The correct syntax is:
>> help('import')
>
>   ah, ok, now it makes sense.  so python3 just lets me be sloppy about
> it, as in:
>
>   >>> help(print)
>
>   got it.

In python 3 print is a function.



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